The proverb says: “Preventing is better than healing.” Dr. Fedele suggests regular check-ups, to see changes in your “oral environment” early enough. In doing so, emergency interventions with extensive, expensive treatments can be kept to a minimum.
At Swiss Dental Clinic a regular check-up exam includes the following:
Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts,and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. We use digital imaging that reduces the amount of radiation of 90%.
Gum disease evaluation: Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. If you smoke, you should aim to stop smoking. Smoking is a major risk factor for developing gum disease.
* Gingivitis * Periodontitis
Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
Examination of existing restorations: In order to prevent emergencies and complex, costly treatments, all dental restorations like fillings, crowns, etc. are checked for anchorage, abrasion and water tightness. The stabilization of every intervention has to be ensured. Anyway, the most important prerequisite for a long-lasting filling is correct, meticulous workmanship.
Professional Dental Cleaning
A professional cleaning session substantially helps to avoids possible diseases and damage to the gums and teeth.
Removal of tartar: Tartar (also Calculus) is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a soft deposit on the teeth. It is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth; a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Tooth and gum problems are very individual and thus a concise oral hygiene program is put together. Dr. Fedele will explain to you the correct usage of the various cleaning instruments and can advice you the use of a specific toothpastes. In case of doubt about how to best guarantee your dental health, read through the vital information on dental Home Care.